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Is condemnation of Israeli policies due to anti-Semitism?

Israel’s deputy foreign minister, Tzipi Hotovely, has been charged with addressing the growing international revulsion at Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. She plans to set out Israel’s case in college campuses in the US and Europe, … 642 more words

Human Rights

Just Like I Said It Would Be!

A report out today by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) is blaming Israel for all the deaths in Gaza during last summer’s fighting. According to them the 2014 war with Hamas has put their… 1,127 more words


Q&A with Bassem Eid

First appeared in Wits Vuvuzela

Palestinian journalist Bassem Eid is the founder and former director of the Jerusalem-based Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group. The South African Jewish Board of Deputies brought him out to speak about his work at various universities around the country during Israel Apartheid Week (IAW). 347 more words

Wits Vuvuzela

Inside the zoo that has become a graveyard: Animals left to starve to death in Gaza

Warning: Graphic images

These horrifying scenes come from Khan Younis zoo.

Situated in the south-western part of the Gaza Strip, the zoo has seen dozens of its animals and birds die from neglect and starvation during the Israel-Palestine conflict. 341 more words


Israeli soldiers from elite wire-tapping unit refuse to use 'extortion', 'blackmail' on Palestinians

Soldiers from Israel’s elite wire-tapping unit are refusing to spy on Palestinians in a rebuke to prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel’s intelligence corps has been rocked by a major internal protest over the treatment of Palestinians. 1,082 more words


Changing direction: toward peace, away from war? Further Israeli opposition to the status quo

Haaretz reports that a public letter has been sent to the chief of staff of Israel’s armed forces and the head of military intelligence, signed by reservist members of the ‘prestigious’ Israeli Defence Force’s Intelligence Unit 8200… 176 more words

Countries Under Pressure

Boycott of Israeli goods is not antisemitism

Since Israel and Egypt sealed the Gazan borders and besieged the Heights, an increasing number of people have started boycotting goods from Israel. And if you scrupulously sift your shopping for Israel-grown olives and Uzi machine pistols, British government members think you’re an anti-semite! 1,110 more words